It has been consistently shown that involvement in the arts enhances youth and adults alike in all aspects of their growth, education and community connections. We believe the arts are essential to the quality of life on Whidbey Island.


Whidbey Island Center for the Arts engages the mind and quickens the heart by producing scintillating art, entertainment, and education for our community and beyond.


WICA aspires to enliven and educate the island community and surrounding region as the premier provider of diverse, distinctive and compelling artistic programming. We foster powerful shared experiences through regional theater, discourse on topics of the day, film and international music festivals and so much more. We seek to expand our reach by continually elevating and broadening our programming and through synergistic partnerships.


Created by a consortium of artists, business people, and local families, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is the culmination of a ten-year grass roots community effort to bring arts and arts education to Whidbey Island. We opened our doors in May 1996.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts produces, presents, and supports exceptional works that celebrate our community’s artistic excellence.

Between September and August, there are over 110 total performances in the 246-seat theatre requiring 350-400 volunteers in a variety of positions.

The WICA season includes art, dance, humanities, music, and theatre programming and events; DjangoFest NW; and Whidey Island Film Festival.

The Theatre Series includes five plays produced in-house and each production consists of eight shows, or 40 performances, between October and June. Auditions are held for both local and regional artists and production proposals are received each year.

With the goal of providing engaging, unique and invaluable experiences for everyone in the Whidbey Island community, WICA has grown from a small theatre production group to a respected, dynamic arts organization that offers a plethora of opportunities for all ages to explore and participate in the arts.